The motherboard so far has been good. Just make sure you update to the latest BIOS firmware and review the RAM compatibility sheet for the motherboard. I can't comment about the MSI B350 Tomahawk though cos I've never used one
He meant inside the case to give the front cover more breathing space
No RGB strip that lights up inside the case. Just the RGB light on the side of the case and the power button.
Thanks for the tip. I'll give that a go
You won't be disappointed with the Node 202
This isn't my main driver so it doesn't get the attention it should. But from the time I've had it I haven't had any issues. What problems are you referring to?
In the normal configuration there isn't space for a 3.5inch HDD unless you make modifications or cable tie the drive to the internal frame somehow
Because the GPU has a blower style cooler which exhaust air through the PCI slots. You want to push air into the GPU fans which in then will exhaust it out of the case. That's the idea anyways
Even though you used soft tubing the whole setup looks really good! I'm not a huge fan of over the top RGB lighting so the single colour is a nice touch as well
Nah I just left it out. I have seen some people install a custom bracket. Hence saying that I haven't had any issues so far
Possibly a slim fan will work and to be safe. Any reason for the L9i over the Scythe BIG Shuriken?
Zoom in on photo 7 and see how much I bent it. Its hard to describe how far they will bend before you cause issues with the cable.
Oh man awesome stuff. Wishing my 202 had a 1080ti. Nice finish with the custom cables but I do feel it's money you could of saved. Very clean otherwise 1+
Very clean !
1200mm of radiators is quite overkill for your current setup but I guess why not if its within your budget. I just built in this case as well. Will like to see more pics
Sounds like Christmas came early
I agree. I have a Node 202 and the fans are set in intake for better airflow
Nice photos !
I just built in this case using a 6700k and 980ti as well. Not too many builds around on PCPP using the X71. I'm surprised you didn't utilize the use of the bottom pedestal more but your tubing runs are very clean ! +1
I just built in this case. I'll agree with its very good value for what you get and the SIZE. I'm very jelly that you have a 1080ti x2.. I'm still running a 980ti and will probably be upgrading in 1-2 gen unless I pick up a 1080ti for dirt cheap. Keen to see the updated photos once you have the watercooling loop setup !
Really nice build ! I like the amount of small details that went into this build like the acrylic panel, monitor screen and delidding the CPU. Your bends are very even too which is a nice touch. I personally would of like to see a pastel coolant but your current setup would be easier to maintain over the long term. WELL DESERVED FEATURE BUILD !
Why does the back of the case look cleaner than the front? haha
No, you won't be able to fit any fans above the cooler. The Scythe BIG Shuriken CPU Cooler touches the dust filter housing but works with disrupting the fan blades
Idles at 29dB which is dead quiet. I've also ramped up the fans to FULL speeds at 61dB which you can hear but under normal loads I don't notice the noise at all and when playing games the GPU fans run at approx 50% give or take.
Sorry took me a while to reply but I've have been using the PC for a while now. Idles around 30-35° C and under load it sits around 55-60° C while overclocked to 4.2GHz
Set the fans to intake
Yup, both are set to intake
Fell in love with this case when I saw it on Jayz channel. I'm planning on setting up something similar but with only 1x pump/loop combo and a Thermaltake X71. I know its not the same case but I can't afford the Caselabs. Would of loved to see pictures of the bottom chamber. Did you end up using two or three radiators?
It's enough. You have to remember this system is air cooled as well so you can't expect massive overclocks and the 10 series GPU are very power efficient. If I had chosen the i7 and a 1080 I would of got the 600W PSU. Like I said in the comment above it doesn't hurt having a higher Wattage PSU for that extra head room but my system hasn't had any issues while OC with the 450W PSU.
I've overclocked the CPU and GPU and haven't had any issues. My build current draw is 322W as specified on PCCG parts list while yours is 296W. I think you should be fine with 450W PSU but it doesn't hurt to have a higher one for more head room.
Nice build.. some pretty powerful parts in this Node 202 case. I'm using the Scythe Big Shuriken 2 in my Node 202 build as well and I find it works quite well (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/fCmqqs). Also a good share on the comparison between the Cryorig C7 and Scythe Big Shuriken 2. Funny enough that was the other cooler I was considering. Temperature photos are a nice touch too ! Welcome to the club ! Hope you enjoy it
No I didn't use any fan splitters. The motherboard comes with enough fan headers
Hi cmbarba. Please read the reply I made to pedagogy. The dust filter does fit with the Shuriken 2 and there is no obstruction with the fan blades.
I've left the CPU dust filter in place. It does fit and there isn't any obstruction with the fan blades. Maybe the dust filter and CPU fan housing could be leaning against each other, which is quite hard to visually see, but I haven't had any issues. I've added another photo to the collection showing the CPU fan opening on the side panel for reference.
Awesome share. I've watched some of his videos. It does make sense what he says and that confirms the reason why I choose the blower style cooler
I plan on getting the ROCCAT TUSKO monitor bag to carry all my stuff around. I haven't got it yet so I can't comment on how good it is
Could you tell me what your voltage is set to? I would be aiming for around 4.0GHz as well
To be honest I don't have any good source that has done any testing over which cooler style is better. There are plenty of debates online on which style is better. I did see Jay2cents mention on youtube about using blower style coolers on his Node 202 build video even tho he didn't have one at the time. There are a few open air GPU coolers builds on this site as Jerome54 mentioned that you could check out. In my mind I just picked the GPU cooler that would work better in theory. Either way both styles will work so just pick the one that you prefer
I agree with you it does look out of place having AIO and a custom loop. I'm considering swapping in a single 360mm rad, or keeping the 120mm and getting a 280mm rad, and having the CPU and GPU in one loop. I wonder if I'll get better or worst temps tho? In theory I think having two separate loops will be better for cooling but maybe the larger radiator would compensate for that. Not exactly sure which root to go or just leave it as it is and live with the insanity. LOL
Case dimensions - Horizontal (WxHxD): 377 x 82 x 330 mm
Case dimensions - Horizontal, with feet/protrusions/screws (WxHxD): 377 x 88 x 332 mm
Case dimensions - Vertical, with feet/protrusions/screws (WxHxD): 125 x 385 x 332 mm
Literally just finished putting the PC together last night so I haven't installed windows yet. Let u know in a few days
Ah cools.. I just checked the manual and didn't see that.. thanks for the tip !